SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
The Indian Army, in line with the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ programs, has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on behalf of the Ministry of Defence to procure Unit Maintenance Vehicles (Indigenous) or UMV (I). The UMV (I) is based on a 6×6 High Mobility Vehicle (HMV) with a Mobile Hydraulic Crane (MHC). The intended quantity is 77 units, and these vehicles will play a crucial role as Tech Support Vehicles (TSVs) for the maintenance of Tank T-90 in field conditions.
The UMV (I) will be designed to facilitate preventive maintenance tasks and conduct light repairs on the automotive and electrical systems of the Tank T-90. The crew for these vehicles will consist of four personnel, including the driver.
These Indigenized UMVs are expected to operate in various challenging terrains, including plain and desert terrain found along the Western Borders of India, as well as high-altitude mountain terrain up to 4500 meters, such as the regions along the Northern Borders, including Eastern Ladakh, Central Sector, and North Sikkim.
These vehicles are required to operate in a range of weather conditions, including daytime and nighttime operation in dusty, snowy, and sandy conditions commonly encountered in the specified terrains. They should also be operational in a wide range of temperatures, from -15°C to 45°C.
The workshop container of the UMV will be equipped with the necessary tools and equipment to perform maintenance tasks on the Tank T-90 and other vehicles. These tools and accessories will be securely stored within the container and ergonomically arranged to provide an efficient workspace for maintenance personnel.
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